The Baby Cakes sent LHP Victor Payano down to the Jumbo Shrimp and called up LHP Mike Kickham from Jacksonville. They also recalled RHP Keyvius Sampson from Batavia.
2B Justin Twine was assigned to Jupiter from Greensboro, and the Hammerheads placed DH Angel Reyes on the seven-day DL.
2B J.C. Millan was assigned to Greensboro from Batavia.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Round Rock Express 6
The Baby Cakes (38-59) dropped their third consecutive game to the Round Rock Express (44-53), 6-4 with 7,556 paying customers at Dell Diamond.
Keyvius Sampson made the start after his recall, and allowed two earned runs in 1 2⁄3 innings on two hits and five walks. He struck out four. Mike Kickham, also joining the club prior in the day, struck out five in 3 1⁄3 innings of relief, surrendering two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk. Javy Guerra (2-4, 5.74) lost, giving up two earned runs in 1 1⁄3 innings, on three hits and one walk. He struck out two.
Brian Anderson (2) hit a first inning pitch over the right-center field fence for three runs in the top of the first, then Austin Nola (1) poked one over the fence to left in the second frame for a 4-0 lead. Unfortunately, that was the last time the Baby Cakes scored.
Sampson was lifted after walking five batters in the inning, including two bases-loaded free passes. Jurickson Profar hit an RBI-single in the fourth, Ronald Guzman (11) hit a solo jack in the fifth to tie the game, and Jason Martinson hit a two-RBI single in the seventh for the final difference.
New Orleans outhit the Express, 10-to-8. Brandon Barnes led the club with three singles. Steve Lombardozzi hit two.
Elsewhere in the PCL
Nashville Sounds 11, Iowa Cubs 8 (11)
Sacramento RiverCats 3 El Paso Chihuahuas 1
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 8, Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (12)
Oklahoma City Dodgers 4, Memphis Redbirds 3
Albuquerque Isotopes 3, Tacoma Rainiers 1
Las Vegas 51s 4, Fresno Grizzlies 2
Salt Lake Bees 11, Reno Aces 0
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 10, Tennessee Smokies 6
With 3,384 in the house at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, the Jumbo Shrimp (43-53) topped the Smokies (51-44) by a 10-6 margin.
Matt Tomshaw (9-5, 3.77) struck out seven and walked zero in six innings. He allowed six hits for two earned runs. A trio of Shrimp pitchers allowed four earned runs over the next three innings, but it was enough, as Jacksonville’s offense carried the day.
Cam Maron hit a two-RBI single in the first and Alex Yarbrough hit an RBI-single backing him up for a 3-0 lead. Maron (4) added a three-run homer in the third.
Yasiel Balaguert (11) got the Smokies on the board with a two-run shot in the fourth, but Dustin Geiger (1) reestablished Jacksonville’s six-run lead with a two-run homer of his own in the bottom of the inning.
The two clubs traded a pair of runs each in the seventh, Jacksonville on a David Vidal double and a passed ball, and Tennessee on an Ian Rice (12) two-run homer. The Smokies scored twice more, in the eighth on a Daniel Spingola RBI-single in the ninth on another Rice homer (13).
Geiger finished the day a triple short of the cycle for Jacksonville, scoring four runs. Maron collected five RBI on his two hits. Vidal hit a single and a double, and John Norwood hit two singles as the Shrimp outhit the Smokies, 12-to-11.
Elsewhere in the SL
Chattanooga Lookouts 12, Mobile BayBears 1
Mississippi Braves 3, Biloxi Shuckers 2
Birmingham Barons 3, Jackson Generals 0
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5, Montgomery Biscuits 3
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 0, St. Lucie Mets 5
The Hammerheads (46-48) were blanked with 1,867 in attendance at First Data Field by the St. Lucie Mets (44-50).
Ben Meyer (2-2, 1.21) took the loss despite dropping his already miniscule ERA by 16 points. He did allow three runs, but they were all unearned. He struck out a half-dozen in five frames, allowing four hits and a walk. Eric Alonzo pitched a perfect sixth, and Ben Holmes surrendered two earned runs in as many innings as the Hammerheads were outhit by the Mets, 8-to-5.
Colby Lusignan hit two singles, Mason Davis hit a double, and Chris Hoo and Brian Schales each finished with one single for Jupiter.
Elsewhere in the FSL
Tampa Yankees 7, Charlotte Stone Crabs 6
Fort Myers Miracle 4, Bradenton Marauders 3
Dunedin Blue Jays 3, Clearwater Threshers 0
Palm Beach Cardinals 2/4, Daytona Tortugas 1/7 (7/7)
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs. Florida Fire Frogs (doubleheader, one game postponed, the other cancelled, rain)
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Greenville Drive 5
The Hoppers (49-43) were outhit, 13-to-4 in their 8-2 setback at the hands of the Drive (54-40) in front of 4,275 at First National Bank Field. Rony Cabrera hit two doubles, Brian Miller hit one, and Corey Bird added a single for Greensboro’s total offensive output for the game.
Kolton Mahoney (3-4, 3.44) lost, surrendering seven earned runs in 4 1⁄3 innings, on nine hits and two walks. He struck out six. Reilly Hovis and Marcus Crescentini each pitched a perfect inning in relief, and Parker Bugg struck out five in 2 2⁄3 frames.
Elsewhere in the SAL
Columbia Fireflies 16, Lexington Legends 2
Asheville Tourists 7, Hickory Crawdads 3
Rome Braves 4, Lakewood Blue Claws 0
Delmarva Shorebirds 3, Augusta GreenJackets 1
West Virginia Power 7, Kannapolis Intimidators 4 (11)
Hagerstown Suns vs. Charleston RiverDogs (ppd, rain)
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 11, Mahoning Valley Scrappers 3
The Muckdogs (11-17) snapped a four-game losing streak last night against Mahoning Valley (17-12) in front of 2,307 at Eastwood Field.
Sam Perez (2-0, 2.10) won, allowing just one run in five innings on six hits and two walks. He struck out one. Ryan McKay pitched 3 1⁄3 perfect innings, striking out three, and Kenny Koplove continued to struggle by giving up two runs on three hits in 2⁄3 of an inning.
Batavia sent 11 men to the plate in the first inning, scoring seven times. Terry Bennett hit a bases-loaded RBI-single, Thomas Jones drew a bases-loaded walk, Lazaro Alonso hit a two-RBI-single, although three runs scored on the play. Shao-Pin Ho hit an RBI-single, then scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-0 before the Scrappers even took an at bat. Harrison White left the inning with two singles to his credit.
Alonso scored in the third on a double play grounder by Ho. Alonso added a three run homer in the seventh inning, his first professional round-tripper. He finished with five-RBI, scoring three runs on three hits. White also finished with three hits, while Ho hit two.
Elsewhere in the NYPL
Connecticuts Tigers 3, Tri-City ValleyCats 1
Aberdeen Ironbirds 5, Lowell Spinners 2
Brooklyn Cyclones 3, Staten Island Yankees 1
Hudson Valley Renegades 7, Vermont Lake Monsters 1
Auburn Doubledays 5, West Virginia Black Bears 4 (13)
Williamsport Crosscutters 11, State College Spikes 1
Gulf Coast League
GCL Marlins (8-11)
The Marlins had the day off.
Elsewhere in the GCL
Cardinals 4, Nationals 2
Tigers West 4, Tigers East 0
Twins 4/4, Rays 2/1 (7/7)
Yankees West 11/3, Yankees East 2/1 (7/7)
Blue Jays 7, Pirates 5
Braves 3, Phillies 2
Astros 5, Mets 0 (6)
Red Sox 0, Orioles 0 (suspended, rain, 3)
Dominican Summer League
DSL Marlins 4, DSL Red Sox 5
Eliezer Rodriguez (1-2, 4.61) lost to the Red Sox (26-11) by allowing three runs on five hits in three innings. Edison Suriel struck out six in four hitless innings of relief, and Winston Mora also held the Sox hitless over two frames.
The Marlins outhit the Red Sox, 7-to-5. Jorge Caballero hit a single and a double, and Christopher Rodriguez hit two singles in the loss.
Elsewhere in the DSL
Athletics 6, Braves 0 (7)
Phillies Red 6, Angels 5
White Sox 12/0, Blue Jays 2/3 (9/7)
Mets2 10/5, Rojos 4/2 (9/7)
Yankees 7/1, Rockies 4/4 (9/7)
Twins 7/3, Cardinals 2/2 (7/7)
Angels 3, Phillies Red 0 (8)
Astros Blue 6, Royals 0
Athletics 3, Braves 0 (7)
Rangers2 5, Brewers 2
Cubs1 7, Indians 5
D-backs1 6, Orioles 5
Rays2 7, Dodgers2 3
Mariners 4, Giants 3
Mets1 7, Nationals 1
Phillies White 6, D-backs2 2
Astros Orange 6, Pirates 2
Rangers1 5, Indians/Brewers 3
Dodgers1 5, Rays1 1
Padres 5, Reds 4
Tigers 2, Cubs2 0
Marlins’ Minor Leaguers of the Day
Edison Suriel struck out six in four flawless innings for the DSL Marlins.
Lazaro Alonso hit his first professional home run, finishing with five RBI for the Muckdogs in their win over the Scrappers.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch (dynamic tracker)
#1 James Nelson @WoahitsNelly went 1-for-3 with a walk batting third for Greensboro, and is hitting .313.
#2 Brian Anderson@AndersonBrian01 went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three run homer. He’s hitting .294 and batting fifth for the Baby Cakes.
#3 Trevor Richards @trvrchrds
#4 Braxton Lee @Brax_Lee led off for the Shrimp and dropped his average to .326, going 1-for-5.
#5 Dillon Peters @dillypickz
#6 Jeff Brigham @Jbrigs34
#7 Trevor Rogers @T_Raw1691
#8 Drew Steckenrider @asteckenrider20
#9 Brian Miller @B_Millz05 led off for the Grasshoppers and went 1-for-4 with a double. He’s hitting .257.
#10 Ben Meyer @BenMeyer28 started and lost for the Hammerheads, allowing three unearned runs on four hits and a walk. He struck out six in five innings.
#11 Mike Kickham@MikeKickham4 struck out five in 3 1⁄3 innings, allowing two hits and a walk for one earned run (and one unearned) for New Orleans.
#12 Michael King
#13 Austin Dean @AustinDean_3 went 1-for-5 with a run and two strikeouts batting second for Jacksonville. He’s hitting .309.
#14 John Norwood @Norwood_10 went 2-for-5 with a run and three strikeouts batting third for the Shrimp. He’s hitting .282.
#15 Boo Vazquez drew a walk in his only plate appearance for the Hammerheads. He batted third and is hitting .338.
#16 Cody Poteet @PoTweet_34
#17 Tayron Guerrero @TyronGuerrero7
#18 Cameron Baranek @CameronB25
#19 Braxton Garrett @braxgarrett
#20 Shao-pin Ho went 2-for-5 batting ninth for Batavia, scoring one run, knocking another in, and striking out once. He’s hitting .250 with the Muckdogs.
#21 Riley Mahan @RizzMahan
#22 Joseph Dunand @joedunand
#23 Ethan Clark @ethanclark22
#24 Ryan Lillie @LillieRyan27
#25 Chris O’Grady @COGrady38
#26 Elliott Barzilli @barzilli16
#27 Brian Schales @BrianSchales went 1-for-4 with a strikeout, and is hitting .263 batting second for Jupiter.
#28 Colby Lusignan@ColbyLusignan batted cleanup for the Hammerheads and hit 2-for-4 with a strikeout. He’s hitting .211 for Jupiter.
#29 Miguel Del Pozo @migueldelpoz0
#30 Samuel Castro
10:30 - DSL Red Sox host DSL Marlins
Noon - GCL Marlins host GCL Cardinals
6:30PM - Jeff Brigham (3-2, 2.65) and the Jupiter Hammerheads will take on the St. Lucie Mets
7PM - Greensboro hosts game two of the four-game set with Greenville. Ethan Clark (1-1, 4.26) will start.
7:05PM - Trevor Richards (2-1, 2.96) will start for the Jumbo Shrimp against the Smokies.
7:05PM - the Batavia Muckdogs will open a three-game series with the Williamsport Crosscutters (15-12). Remey Reed (1-0, 5.40) will start.
8:05PM - Justin Nicolino (4-3, 3.44) will start for the Baby Cakes as New Orleans looks to avoid a four-game sweep by the Express.
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